Leander J. McCormick Observatory
- Leander J. McCormick Observatory
- 600 McCormick Rd
- Charlottesville, VA 22904
- Phone: (434) 243-1885
- Fax: (434) 924-3104
- Website: Click to Visit Leander J. McCormick Observatory
The McCormick Observatory is open on the first and third Friday night of each month for about 2 hours. 1st and 3rd Fridays, 9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., Apr.- Oct.; 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Nov.-Mar.
Groups (school children, church groups, etc.) should call to schedule a visit at McCormick. All faculty and graduate students participate through a rotating schedule.
Online Exhibits include History of the Observatory and the Virtual Hall of Precision Astrometry. Past Exhibits include TECHNOBOT 2000 and Under Southern Skies: Aboriginal and Western Scientific Perspectives of the Australian Night Sky.
- Child Friendly:
Join us for a magical evening at McCormick Observatory. Our night will include learning about the history of the observatory, and a conversation with UVA’s esteemed Astronomy Department faculty, reflecting on the origin of almost everything – the stars, the universe, and extrasolar planets. After dinner in the Dome Room and time to tour the... more